This Week is "The View's" Most-Watched Week in the Show's History in Total Viewers, and Most-Watched Week in Women 18-49 in 9 Months

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October 30th, 2008

via ABC press release:

Monday's and Wednesday's Telecasts Rank Among "The View's" 
Top 10 Most-Watched Shows on Record in Total Viewers

 "The View" is Daytime's No. 2 Program in Women 18-49 for the 
Second Consecutive Week, and Extends its Streak as a 
Top 5 Program to 8 Weeks Running in Total Viewers 

Season to Date, "The View" Exceeds Year-Ago Levels by 
Impressive Double-Digit Percentages in Total Viewers

As  the Tornado Catastrophe Strikes Pine Valley, "All My Children" 
Enjoys a Whirlwind Week, Hitting an 8-Month High in Total Viewers 
and Women 18-34, and a 5-Month High in Women 18-49 ABC Daytime

* This week ranked as "The View's" most-watched week in the show's history in Total Viewers (4.24 million), and its top-rated week in Women 18-49 in nine months (967,000 - since week of 1/28/08).

* In Total Viewers, Monday's show (4.43 million), featuring a "Day of Hot Topics," and Wednesday's episode (4.408 million), featuring Bill O'Reilly and Monique Coleman, rank among "The View's" Top 10 most-watched telecasts in the show's history.

* For the second consecutive week, "The View" was Daytime's No. 2 program in Women 18-49 (967,000), and placed No. 3 in Total Viewers for the seventh straight week (4.24 million).

* Season to date, "The View" exceeds year-ago levels by an impressive 12% in Total Viewers (3.97 million vs. 3.54 million).

* For the eighth consecutive week, "The View" (No. 3 - 4.24 million) placed among Daytime's Top 5 most-watched programs in Total Viewers.  In Women 18-49 (No. 2 - 967,000/1.5 rating), this week marked "The View's" fifth straight week ranking among the week's Top 3 shows.

* As the tornado catastrophe struck Pine Valley, "All My Children" enjoyed a whirlwind week, hitting an 8-month high (since week of 2/25/08) in Total Viewers (2.74 million) and Women 18-34 (316,000 - since week of 2/25/08, and a 5-month high in Women 18-49 (866,000 - since week of 5/26/08). 

* In Women 18-34, all ABC programs positioned among Daytime's Top 5: "The View" (No. 2 - 354,000/1.0 rating), "All My Children" (No. 3T - 316,000/0.9 rating), "General Hospital" (No. 4T - 296,000/0.9 rating) and "One Life to Live" (No. 4T - 289,000/0.9 rating).

* In Women 18-49, ABC was home to 3 of Daytime's Top 5 programs with "The View" (No. 2 - 967,000/1.5 rating), "All My Children" (No. 4T - 866,000/1.3 rating) and "General Hospital" (No. 4T - 862,000/1.3 rating). 

Following are the Daytime Lineup averages, plus Top 5 Programs Ranks - Week of October 20, 2008:
Daytime Rank:   Total Viewers                    Women 18-49 (Rtg/000s)
                No. 1 CBS    3.53 million        No. 1 NBC    1.4/933,000
                No. 2 ABC    3.06 million        No. 2 ABC    1.3/878,000
                No. 3 NBC    2.99 million        No. 3 CBS    1.1/757,000

Top 5 Daytime Programs in Women 18-49 (rank based on rating): 

Program                                      Net                 Rtg/000s
The Young & the Restless          CBS              1.6/1.05 million
The View                                    ABC              1.5/967,000
Days of Our Lives                      NBC              1.4/933,000
All My Children                         ABC              1.2/866,000
General Hospital                         ABC              1.2/862,000

Source: NTI, Live + Same Day, Current Week of 10/20/08; "The View" season to date: 9/22/08-10/24/08.   All ranks are based on rating unless otherwise noted; program percent changes based on 000s.)

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